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October 14, 2019

How do we produce enough food to satisfy the growing demands of our growing population? How can we achieve this while also ensuring the stability of our food system despite growing ecological…

October 7, 2019

It’s a subtle day in Portland suburbia – a hint of rain on the stormfront. I’m okay, working on Windows, my childhood operating system. Just then, thunder claps and the roar reverberates into my…

October 1, 2019
1.1 Directory Separators
Directory separators are the characters computers use to delimit path components. Most operating systems use “/” as the directory separator, but Windows operating…
September 24, 2019

When you think of tropical fruits, what first comes to mind? Likely you envision exotic treats like pineapples or mangoes from places like Central America; you probably don’t think of the forests…

July 29, 2019

The Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program is proud to announce that TPS Fellow Katie D'Amico-Willman was recently awarded a two year predoctoral fellowship from the USDA - National…

July 15, 2019

   

   

According to the eccentric forums of the mushroom realm, I…

July 1, 2019
Getting PropertiesA comprehensive list of user-manipulatable settings can be obtained by executing the following command at the MATLAB prompt: get(0,’Factory’) One of my least favorite MATLAB…
June 17, 2019
1.1 Avogadro and Adobe IllustratorI am currently working on a figure for a publication which requires the chemical structure of paranitrophenylphosphate, C6H6NO6P. I use Adobe Illustrator to create…
June 17, 2019

While maybe not the best compliment I have ever received, other entomologists will sometimes tell me I smell like a stinkbug. They know what stinkbugs smell like, and they assume I smell the way I…